Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

NASA peers into the rainfall of Eastern Pacific' Tropical Storm Aletta

NASA peers into the rainfall of Eastern Pacific' Tropical Storm Aletta

In just 24 hours, Aletta went from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane, doubling its maximum sustained winds (70 mph to 140 mph) by the 9 a.m. MDT Friday National Hurricane Center advisory. The outlook calls for 14 to 20 named storms, including 7 to 12 hurricanes, of which 3 to 7 become major hurricanes (category 3 or higher).

The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days.

Accuweather has predicted the hurricane will track west-northwest away from the Mexico coastline into the weekend.

AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said: "Since this system will track over and through an environment very similar to what Aletta experienced, there's a good chance that it will become a hurricane".

NASA peers into the rainfall of Eastern Pacific' Tropical Storm Aletta

It was about 575 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

The average date when the first named storm forms in the Eastern Pacific Basin is June 10, according to NHC data from 1971 to 2009. Such type of storms are classified as major hurricanes, and when they have hit Category 3 intensity or greater, then the danger rises ad they are expected to threat for the land.

The season of Hurricane has just started in the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific Ocean, and it will be running through November 30th, 2018. Out in the Pacific, there are two tropical storms we're watching.

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